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Steven Gerrard in the Newcastle dugout? Kylian Mbappe donning the famous black and white jersey? St. James’ Park bowing down to his excellency Mohammed Bin Salman? The possibilities are endless following the takeover of the Magpies by the Saudi Arabian PIF, but they all may not be positive. An investment group led by #PIF has…

There was a time when Hungary was at the forefront of world football. Throughout the 1950s the Mighty Magyars dominated nearly each team they came across, going unbeaten for two years before losing the 1954 World Cup final to West Germany. It has been a sharp fall from grace from the days of Puskas, Hidegkuti…

In brief: If you’ve been looking for an easy way to expand the internal storage of your PlayStation 5, Samsung made a unique model of the 980 Pro SSD for Sony’s console. It comes in 1-terabyte and 2-terabyte versions, has a heatsink to help during prolonged gaming sessions, and can easily exceed Sony’s recommended sequential…

Barry HarcourtThe Lakes District Air Rescue Trust, which provides medical helicopter and search and rescue operations in the Southern Otago, Southern Lakes, and Southland regions, has requested funding from Southland’s three councils.An Invercargill city councillor believes his council isn’t valuing its people by opting not to help fund a helicopter rescue trust. The Lakes District…

STUFFPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield field questions around the women who entered Northland with falsified documents.Northland and much of Waikato will remain at alert level 3 for another five days, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has confirmed. The regions were plunged into level 3 when Auckland’s ongoing Delta…

STACY SQUIRES/STUFFA highly qualified radiologist says he and his wife, also a healthcare worker, have more than enough points to qualify as skilled migrants but have been turned down on technicalities.A radiologist and a nurse who missed out on residence visas because of a technicality will now take their much-needed skills to the United States…

SuppliedSouthern Lakes Helicopters Te Anau pilot Andrew Hefford helps load the company’s squirrel helicopter onto a US Airforce Boeing C17 Globemaster in Christchurch on October 11. The helicopter, pilot and an engineer were flown to Antarctica where they will fly scientists around the continent.Southland helicopter pilots will resume flying scientists around Antarctica in temperatures hitting…

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has blamed the Godwin Emefiele-led Central Bank of Nigeria and other banks for failing to implement the N2.3trillion post COVID-19 stimulus package, thereby causing “economic pains” for Nigerians.Speaking at the midterm retreat of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure, the Vice-President added the exchange rate was artificially low, and hence deterred…